Charlie Woods - 20
Charlie Woods is the epitome of what Gary Waters likes in an inside player in the Viking program. He has the height and athleticism to be a difference maker at both ends of the court while his three-point shooting ability creates matchup problems for opposing defenses. He recovered from an unfortunate injury that limited his advancement in 2008-09, but he has bounced back strongly to get ready for the upcoming season.
Played in 23 games as a reserve inside, averaging 1.9 points a game.
Made his only career start in the season-ending game vs. Milwaukee in the league tourney.
Made eight of his last 14 three-point attempts to improve to 11-for-26 for the year (.423).
Was a perfect five-for-five from three-point vs. Toledo (2/20/10), scoring a career-high 15 points in 21 minutes.
Had six points and four rebounds in 13 minutes at Green Bay (2/16/10), making both of his three-point attempts.
Scored seven points in win over Valparaiso (2/11/10), playing 14 minutes.
Played 12 minutes at Loyola (2/4/10), including eight in the second half, grabbing a career-high tying three rebounds.
Came off the bench late in the first half vs. UIC (1/9/10) and made a three-pointer that tied the game at half.
Scored five points vs. Wilberforce (12/12/09).
Was injured during the first week of preseason practice in October, 2008, suffering a sinus fracture that required surgery and kept him out of the lineup all season.
Was able to return to the lineup in late January and made strides during late season pracices, off-season conditioning and individual workouts.
First team all-state selection as a senior at East Lansing (Mich.) High, playing for coach Doug Fleming.
Averaged 17.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game, shooting 43-percent from three-point and 78-percent from the line.
Made 53 three-pointers as a senior.
Was a first team all-state choice by the Detroit Free Press, a second team honoree by the Detroit News and a special mention pick by the Associated Press.
Named the league player of the year by the Lansing State Journal as a senior after guiding team to the semi-finals of the state tourney for the first time in 50 years. Team finished 19-7, but was just 2-5 during the seven-game span that Woods was out of the lineup due to illness.
Named to the all-star team at the Bruin Club Classic as a high school senior.
Born May 2, 1990 in Lansing, Mich....son of Larry and Kim Woods...has one sister (Keesha) and three brothers (Corey, Clark & Larry)...volunteered time working with the Special Olympics while in high school...enjoys bowling...psychology major.